CHICAGO (CBS) — Two teenagers suspected of two carjackings were arrested Thursday night after leading police on a chase from Waukegan to Beach Park.
A 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old female, both from Waukegan, are in custody at a juvenile detention center in Vernon Hills and facing several charges, including aggravated vehicular hijacking, armed robbery and resisting arrest. Police are searching for a third suspect.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And Motion
The series of events began Wednesday night, when a woman reported to Waukegan police that her car was stolen at gunpoint, Waukegan police say. The woman said two male suspects, one of whom was armed, and a female suspect took her white 2011 Chevrolet Equinox by force in the 1600 block of Berwick.
On Thursday at 6:15 p.m., police responded to the 2000 block of Western Avenue for another vehicular hijacking. Police say a male victim reported being robbed by armed offenders, described similarly as Wednesday’s offenders, of his Honda CRV.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Disturbance Brings Chance Of Rain-Snow Mix To Our North Overnight
Police say two of the suspects drove off, crashed the Honda CRV, left it in a ditch and were picked up by the third suspect in the previously stolen white Equinox.
Officers spotted the stolen Equinox and started a pursuit, with the stolen car striking a civilian vehicle on Green Bay Road. The offenders abandoned the car and fled on foot, with one male suspect approaching a home in Beach Park and saying he had been in a car accident.
The homeowners were suspicious and contacted officers, police say. The male suspect was taken into custody, along with the female suspect who was located by officers.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
Investigators continue to work the open case.